Student Showcase: Winter 2015

The latest Deft Digits Student Showcase happened 8 Mar 2015. The students practiced many hours in preparation and performed brilliantly. Watch the whole thing here! Individual videos: Patrick (15): “Mad World” – Tears for Fears Alison (6): “I’m Yours” – …

Student of the Month: Alison

Here’s Alison, the youngest Student of the Month so far! She’s six years old, she’s been playing guitar for less than a year, and she’s loving it. Alison gave her first performance at last October’s Showcase, singing and playing “Old …

Student of the Month: Will

Will has been playing guitar and taking lessons with me for the past year and a half. He’s eleven years old now, and he’s been fully infected with the AC/DC bug. He started on acoustic, strumming chord songs like Brad …

Students of the Month: Brady and Ted

This month’s honors go to a pair of students, a father and son, who’ve been taking ukulele lessons with me for eight months. When they started, this was meant to be a secret project to be unveiled to their family …

Student Showcase: Fall 2014

The latest Showcase featured eleven of my bravest students performing a wild array of songs for each other and their families. Watch the whole thing here! Individual videos: Caroline (7): “Let It Go” – Demi Lovato Alison (5): “Old MacDonald …

Student of the Month: Lucca

Lucca has been working his hiney off for the last six months. He started lessons with me almost three years ago, and this past March, we started down the fingerpicking path. He learned The Plain White T’s’ “Hey There Delilah,” …

Student of the Month: Nicole

The August Student of the Month is seven-year-old ukulele player Nicole. She’s been playing for about a year, taking lessons here for the last three months. Nicole always brightens my day with her smiles and endless enthusiasm for learning new …

How to Buy Your First Guitar

How to Buy Your First Guitar

So you’re ready to start learning guitar (or maybe it’s your kid or another family member). Now you’ve got to buy one, and you have no idea what to look for. Fear not! This guide will help you find exactly …

Recital Videos: Spring 2014

The 2014 Spring Recital featured six of my students playing and singing some of their favorite songs. Way to go Caroline, Augie, Mark, Will, Rakefet, and Beckett! Watch the whole thing here: Individual videos: Caroline (7) – “Roar” by Katy …

Caroline C

Student of the Month: Caroline C

Hooray for young Caroline C, the May 2014 Student of the Month! Caroline turned seven this year, and she’s been taking guitar lessons at Deft Digits since last fall. She has exceptionally varied tastes in music: Kelly Clarkson, Elizabeth Mitchell, …